United States History Class Timeline 2013-2014

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  • Signing of the Decloration of Idependance

    Signing of the Decloration of Idependance
    The signing of the Declaration of Independence was a big step for America. It took Thomas Jefferson 2 days to finish editing the document! The Continental Congress signed the document in Independence Hall. The Declaration of Independence is about the Colonies claiming Independence from Great Britain.
  • The Louisiana Purhase

    The Louisiana Purhase
    When Jefferson offered to but New Orleans from France and when he offered to buy it he got a surprising answer. He was asked if he wanted to buy all of the Louisiana Territory. Then in 1803 The Louisiana Purchase got approved for $15 million which was about 3cents per acre. When it was bought thats when the United States doubled in size. At that time most Americans didnt know alot that the Louisiana Purchase was bought. But that would soon change. (McDougal Littell)
  • The Lewis and Clark Journey

    The Lewis and Clark Journey
    Lewis was chosen by Jefferson to lead the expedition and Lewis asked Clark to join him. They were going to travel through the Louisiana Territory all the way through Oregon Country. The goals of this expedition that President Jefferson wanted them to do were to study the Native American tribes living in the area as well as the plants, animals, and the land. Along the way they had a young native american girl named Sacagawea join them which helped them a lot. (about.com)
  • Mark the years of World War I

     Mark the years of World War I
    In July 1914, the first World War began. There was a sudden outburst of war in Europe which astonishment the US. This was a big bloody battle. There were two groups, the Allies (France, United Kingdom, Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary) . This whole war started because a man in Serbia killed Archduke Francis Ferdinand from Austria.
  • The Texas Revolution

    The Texas Revolution
    The Texas Revolution started when the Texans wanted to turn some of Mexico into their own state called Texas. The Mexicans didnt like that idea so they went into war to fight for it. In just 18 minutes the Texans killed more than half of the Mexicans army. Santa Anna had to sign a treaty to Texas giving them their freddom. Just because of the battle of San Jacinto, Texas was now their own nation. The Texans finally got there own freedom. (McDougal Littell,431)
  • The Donner Party

    The Donner Party
    In the spring of 1846, a group of nearly 90 emigrants left Springfield, Illinois, and headed west. Led by brothers Jacob and George Donner, the group attempted to take a new and supposedly shorter route to California.They soon ran into rough terrain and lots of delays, and they soon became trapped by heavy snowfall high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. When they got trapped they had to eat some of the people who died. It wasnt nice for them to do that. (History.com)
  • War with Mexico

    War with Mexico
    When Texas gained its independence from Mexico in 1836. The Mexican government was also telling border raids and warning that any attempt would lead to war. On April 25, 1846, Mexican attacked a group of U.S. soldiers in the zone under the command of General Zachary Taylor, killing about a dozen. (history.com)
  • The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush
    The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 was what made the Gold Rush. On January 24, 1848, James Wilson Marshall, who was a carpenter found flakes of gold in the American River at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Coloma, California. Though Marshall tried to keep news of the discovery guiet the word still got out, and by mid-March at least one newspaper was reporting about the find. (History.com)
  • The Fugitive Slave Act

    The Fugitive Slave Act
    In 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act was passed. This act made it so that slaves that escaped could be held without an arrest warrent. Southerners agreeded with this because they saw slaves as something they owned. Northerners were very against this because the slaves wouldn't be safe when they get to the north. (McDougal Littel, "American History", Pg. 479, 480, 485)
  • Uncle Toms Cabin

    Uncle Toms Cabin
    Harriet Beecher Stowe was angry about the Fugitive Slave act. Her anger inspired her to write "Uncle Toms Cabin" in 1852. The noval is about the cruelty of slavery and describes the escape of a slave name Eliza and her baby. The northerners liked the book but the Southerners argued that the book presented false picture of the south and slavery. The book heightened the tension between the North and South. It brought bloodshed to the west and even to congress. (McDougal Littell, pages 485-486)
  • The "Bleeding Kansas"

    The "Bleeding Kansas"
    The "Bleeding Kansas" was when John Brown and some other men attacked 5 of the proslavery neighbors. After other people found out about this violence, a Civil War broke out in Kansas for 3 years. After the war, the territory was to be called "Bleeding Kansas". (McDougal Littell 486-487)
  • Day 1 of Gettysburg war

    Day 1 of Gettysburg war
  • Day 2 of Gettysburg battle

    Day 2 of Gettysburg battle
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    On Good Friday president Lincoln and his wife went to a theater to watch a play and an assasin came and shot Lincoln in the head. He went to the hospital and died there early the next morning.
  • The Stock Market Crash of 1929

    The Stock Market Crash of 1929
    Analysts warned the stock market owners that they wouldn't keep getting millions of dollars and that it wouldn't last forever and no one believed them. Finally in October people stopped buying stuff but then followed by that was an even wilder selling craze. After that the stock prises began to fall and Investors tried to sell their goods but no one would buy anything. They started to lose over 4 billion dollars and people found out and began to panic and lots of people were left with no money.
  • The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics

    The First Appearance of Superman in Action Comics
    Superman was one of the first major superheros. Superman was originally evil. Before Superman was in a newspaper and he was a bald madman. No wonder it wasn't sucessful. BUt the writers thought, "hey I wonder what would happen if Superman was good instead of evil?" That's how it all started.
  • Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor

    Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor
    On december 7, 1941 Japan launched a surpise air attack on the U.S Navel Base. Japan attacked because they were tired of nagotiation with U.S. Japan wanted to continue their expantion within Asia but the U.S were extremly strict about japans hopes on curbing Japans aggression.
  • The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

    The dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
    On this day an Americana bomber named Enola Gay dropped a five-ton bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.The power of 15,000 tons of TNT decreased four square miles of the city to ruins and immediately killed 80,000 people. Tens of thousands more died in the following weeks from wounds and poisoning.Three days later, another bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, killing nearly 40,000 more people. A few days later, Japan surrendered. To this day Japan still remembers being attacked.
  • The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

    The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy
    This was the day that John F. Kennedy got Inaugurated to be the 35th president of the United States. The date is january 20th 1961.
  • The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics

    The First Appearance of Spider-Man in Comics
    Spider-Man is a fictional character who appears is lots of comic books published by Marvel Comics. Spider-Man's creators gave him super strength and agility, ability because he needs the ability to cling to most surfaces. When Spider-Man first appeared in the early 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were normally meant to be the role of a sidekick to the protagonist. The comics are about a teenage high school student and a person behind Spider-Man's secret identity.
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington
    In August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech for African Americans getting their rights. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech to get a message out that all African Americans dream and want all the same rights that whites do. After the speech it made a huge impact on society because the African Americans got equal rights that they wanted.
  • The First Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs

    The First Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs
    The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs on January 15, 1967 with a score of 35-10. jan 15 1967
  • The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan

    The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan
    This was the day Ronald Reagan got Inaugurated to be the 40th president of the United States.
  • The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle

    The Explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle
    Just around 9 miles above Flordia in 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded. Sadly everyone in there died. This is important becasue for 2 years they put off launching space shuttles just because this happened.
  • My Birthday

    i was born on leap year!
  • September 11 (9/11)

    September 11 (9/11)
    On September 11, 2001 terrorists from Saudi Arabia crashed into the Twin Towers in New York. First the terrorists crashed their airplane into the north tower between the 93rd floor through the 99th floor. Soon after that the terrorists other airplane crshed into the second twin tower causing the towers to burn down.
  • The First Inauguration of Barack Obama

    The First Inauguration of Barack Obama
    This was the day that Barack Obama got Inaguration to be the 44th president of the United States.
  • One more important event from your own life

    On the first monsay of june my Japanese grandma died. Its important to me because its when i realised it was time for her to go and that even though she will be missed so much i realised then she will be perfect again. Even though i truly miss her i know she is in a better place. It was so hard for me but its made a diffrence on my dads side of the family. i miss her so much and i will miss seeing her and going to her house but it was for the best. I love you nanny.
  • Day 3 of Gettysburg Battle

    Day 3 of Gettysburg Battle
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    Civil War

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    Mark the years of World War I

    In July 1914, the first World War began. There was a sudden outburst of war in Europe which astonishment the US. This was a big bloody battle. There were two groups, the Allies (France, United Kingdom, Russia) and the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary) . This whole war started because a man in Serbia killed Archduke Francis Ferdinand from Austria.
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    The Years of World War II

    World War II (WWII) was a long and bloody war that lasted for six years. Officially beginning on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland, World War II lasted until both the Germans and the Japanese had surrendered to the Allies in 1945.
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    The Years of the Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between South Korea and North Korea. This war was about the seperation of Korea. The cause of the war was infered to have somthing with the effects of World War 2. There was also an arguement about capitalism and communism.
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    The years of the Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was the longed struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the United States. Attempting to prevent the spread of communism. Engaged in a war that many viewed as having no way to win, U.S. leaders lost the American public's support for the war.
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    The Years of the Revolutionary War

    In 1775 the Revolutionary War started. It included the British mainland colonies. This is very important because this war gained independence for the United States.